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Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vienna Rye is a malt driven, robust lager in the Vienna or Marzen style. The addition of malted rye to the grist lends a spicy, earthy character which is naturally complemented by the use of the noble hop Hallertauer Mittelfruh. The dry finish enhances the thirst-quenching drinkability without sacrificing complexity.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
Bottled 33 cl from the bottle shop section of The Abbey Cider Lounge & Bottle Shop, Sandy Bay - Hobart. Sampled on August 8, 2013.
As "Limited Release Brew 1 - Vienna Rye".
Hazy brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, caramel scent. Malty, caramel, toffee taste. Toffee aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3739) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a very dark copper colour with a thin wisp of light white foam gracing the top. Strong aroma of caramel and toffee which is very pleasant. The flavour is okay with good body and mouthfeel. Light on the palate and very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1026) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 17/2/2012. Pours a light amber with a smallish head. Has a malty, bready aroma with some basement like notes. The flavour is very malty, withn lots of sweet caramel and a little spice. This is offset by a nice medium hop bitterness. While it won’t necessarily blow your hair back, it’s a nicely put together vienna.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep copper with only the smallest of white heads. Aromas are dominated by some rich malt sweetness. Some yeast shows through with some earthy spiciness. Flavours are much the same with plenty of sweet caramel. Slightly odd spicy finish. Medium mouthfeel. Not too bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2041) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2011
Pours copper with ruby tints and a small densely packed head. Nose shows spicy, toasty malt, caramel and nutty notes. Very enticing. Similar flavours, quite malty, but with the spicy, toasty rye really standing out amongst the sweet caramel and possible melanoidin malt. Nice creamy carbonation suits the beer well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3351) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2011
Deep amber pour creamy head malt spicy aromas toffee earthy soft medium carbonation flavours mild bitter earthyness spicy taste good balance aftertaste mild bitter spice earthyness smooth tasting

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1957) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at the Spencer Hotel. Delicious malt-driven beer. Aromas of caramel and grain, with a hint of cola. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2553) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle. Darkish amber with a thin beige head that vanishes quickly. Aroma of toffee, earth, peppery spices. Lots of toffee in the taste, but it’s not all that sweet. Earthy bread and spices, a touch of vinegar. Quite rich but the spicy dry finish keeps it refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1759) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2011
Another very good limited release that puts GR well and truly on the path to redemption. Dark orange / copper with a non-existent head. Big nose of funky earthy malts and some caramel sweetness. The latter carries through to the palate but there’s enough hap impact, albeit relatively mild, to keep the beer on course.


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